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Program Coordinator, Division of Student Affairs

The University of Virginia's Division of Student Affairs invites applications for a Program Coordinator for Hereford Residential College. The Division of Student Affairs works for and alongside students to create the distinctive student experience for which UVA is known. The University’s mission to develop engaged citizen-leaders is the foundation of the Division’s work. Members of the Division do this work guided by six core values – academic rigor, diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, honor, public service and student self-governance. The Division consists of over 200 employees within five units: the Office of the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer, the Office of the University Dean of Students, Student Health, the University Career Center, and the Office of African-American Affairs. This is a full-time, twelve-month University Managerial and Professional Staff position with benefits.

Program Coordinators (PCs) work closely with the Deans and Directors in the Division of Student Affairs in several different capacities. PCs have programmatic, student support, and potential incident response responsibilities. This Program Coordinator position is a restricted position with a 2-year term.

Programmatic Responsibilities

Programmatic responsibilities generally include program design, implementation, and/or support services related to the assigned program. Often UVA student affairs professionals are not managing programs themselves, but are supporting students in designing and implementing the programs.

Student Support Responsibilities

Student support responsibilities include mentoring, training, and/or supervising student leaders; helping students solve problems; and responding appropriately to challenges and/or crises. Through formal and informal interaction, student affairs professionals assist students in achieving their goals. These interactions include responding to questions from parents, faculty or staff and meeting with students who have interpersonal problems, policy violations, psychological issues, or other concerns in order to counsel, mediate resolutions, or set expectations for future behavior.

Incident Response and Crisis Management

PCs may also have responsibilities relating to incident response and crisis management. These may include analyzing, synthesizing, and reporting case data; assisting Deans or other senior leadership with administrative matters; or completing special projects and assignments as needed. PCs do not serve on the “Dean On-Call” rotation.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have the following required knowledge areas, skills and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 1-2 years of relevant experience, or Master’s degree or equivalent in Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs Administration, or other discipline. ;Relevant student experience may be considered.
  • Strong commitment to the division’s core values of academic rigor, diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, honor, public service and student self-governance;
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and diversity; and
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

A competitive applicant for the Program Coordinator position will have many of the following preferred knowledge areas, skills and abilities:

  • Domain knowledge specific to the Student Affairs program in which the Program Coordinator will work;
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team;
  • Understanding of the University's educational mission, strategic aims, and programs,  including student culture and unique student self-governance model;
  • Understanding of student development, identity development, intersections and complexity of social identities; and/or
  • Experience with assessment and data-driven decision-making.

The anticipated hiring range for the position is $45,000 to $55,000 and is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Located in central Virginia, the University of Virginia is a highly selective public research institution with a major commitment to undergraduate education. The student experience is grounded in the institutional core values of academic rigor, diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, honor, public service and student self-governance. For more information about the University of Virginia and the Office of the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer visit: http://www.virginia.edu.

The selected applicant will pass a background check. Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for ‘R0022633.' Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for ‘R0022633.’ Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the "Resume" box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. Preference will be given to applications received by April 9, 2021. For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman at emj2us@virginia.edu. Employment is contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check.

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

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The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.